Bastion of Twilight
Bastion of Twilight sits atop a huge pillar in the southwest corner of Twilight Highlands. It is among the highest locations in Azeroth and a flying mount is required to reach it.
The only fight that has any real difficulty is the final fight against Sinestra. It took me a number of tries to get it to work properly because a lot of the information I could find online was inconsistent.
I would only recommend this raid if you have already cleared the better options and have some spare time.
Bastion of Twilight (25H) Summary
- Alliance Travel Time: ~5 minutes
- Horde Travel Time: ~10 minutes
- Estimated Clear Time: ~25 minutes
- Approximate Gold: ~1420g
- Overall Difficulty: Easy
BOTH: Take a portal to Stowmwind/Orgimmar. Take the portal from your Stormwind/Orgrimmar to the Twilight Highlands, then fly directly west towards the raid.
ALLIANCE: Take a portal to Ironforge. Take the flight path to Victor’s Point, Twilight Highlands. From there fly southwest.
HORDE: Take a portal to Orgimmar. Take the portal to the Blasted Lands that is in the Cleft of Shadow, then take the flight path to Crushblow, Twilight Highlands. From there fly west.
Farming Trash Mobs
- Estimated Clear Time: ~15 minutes
- Approximate Gold: ~2000g
- Overall Difficulty: Very Easy
IMPORTANT: The amount of gold that can be earned by this method varies significantly between realms. This method makes gold utilizing the Auction House and every realm has different prices.
If you have a Tailoring skill level of at least 325 you can find A Guide to Northern Cloth Scavenging by killing any mobs in the open world in Northrend. In most cases it would be best to simply buy the Potion of Treasure Finding on the Auction House.
Once both of these requirements are met you can travel to Bastion of Twilight. This is a very popular farm that has been known for many years. Use the Potion of Treasure Finding in the first room of the raid. Kill all the mobs in the first room and loot them. Exit the raid and reset your instances.
You can only reset your instances 10 times within an hour and that limits how much you are actually able to accomplish with this method. Once all 10 resets have been completed you should have a large amount of Embersilk Cloth, a few dozen Tiny Treasure Chest, and a number of random greens. You know have three options.
- Sell everything to an NPC.
- Disenchant all the greens. Then sell all the Embersilk Cloth and Hypnotic Dust on the Auction House.
- Disenchant all the greens. Then craft as many Embersilk Bags as possible. Sell them on the Auction House.
The choice is yours to make. It depends very highly on your server whether it is better to pick option number two over number three. Option one should almost never be the best option but it works and it is the fastest method.
Difficulty : Easy
Being hit by a melee attack with give you a stacking debuff, Malevolent Strikes. This reduces the amount of healing you receive by 8% per stack. This shouldn’t cause much of an issue but it is something to be aware of.
Throughout the fight he will use Shadow Nova. It will knock you back a fair distance and interrupt any spells that cannot be used while moving. This can make things irritating for spellcasters but shouldn’t make things too difficult.
Once Halfus reaches 50% of his health he will begin using Furious Roar. He will always use it in groups of three, back to back. Each hit will stun you for 2 seconds meaning that you will be unable to do anything for a total of 6 seconds.
Theralion and Valiona
Difficulty : Easy
There is one thing worth mentioning. Blackout. The Dungeon Journal says that the move does 85,800 damage. But I noticed that every time it was used my health would drop to around 30% which would be closer to 200,000 damage. I’m not sure why this is, just something to be aware of.
Difficulty : Easy
The Elementium Monstrosity has no abilities that should pose a problem. It should simply be a matter of defeating it before it defeats you.
Difficulty : Easy
Difficulty : Average
This fight has a total of three phases. Sinestra will start the first phase at 60% health. During this phase she will summon Twilight Whelps. They pose no real threat. They will increase the amount of shadow damage you take, up to a maximum of 90%. As such it may be a good idea to kill them just to be safe. When a Whelp is killed it will release a pool of Twilight Essence. Any other Whelp that is killed in a pool will resurrect so they will have to be killed a distance away from each other.
Remeber that Wrack is used during this phase. Do not step out of melee range of Sinestra. Because of this it is better to wait until Sinestra begins to enter phase 2 before you try and kill the Whelps.
Once Sinestra reaches 30% she will enter phase 2. Her health will be restored to 100% and she will have a Mana Shield. Any damage that you do to her will be healed in exchange for reducing her mana. There are two eggs, one on each side of her. They have a barrier and cannot be damaged yet.
During this phase two new adds will enter the fight, Twilight Spitecaller and Twilight Drake. The Spitecaller can use an ability called Unleash Essence. Unleash Essence does 10% of your max health every second. Because of this they need to be killed immediately. The Twilight Drake is less important. It will absorb pools left behind by any Whelps that have been killed, increasing it’s damage and health by 10% per stack. This shouldn’t be a big problem but it’s safer to kill it just to be safe.
She will also be fighting an NPC, Calen. Calen will overpower her once her mana drops to 50%. When this happens the barrier on the eggs will be temporarily released. The eggs are very weak and will be easily destroyed. It is vital that you destroy both eggs before the barrier is brought back up if you cannot heal Calen. Otherwise Sinestra will defeat Calen and the fight will reset.
Once both eggs have been destroyed the fight will move on to phase three. From this point you only need to damage Sinestra. Twilight Whelps will start spawning once again but it’s more important to just use all your cooldowns and burst Sinestra down as quickly as possible.
Wrack is used again during this phase. Stay in melee range to avoid it.
Beast Mastery Hunter Glyphs / Talents
Item Level: 672
Frost Mage Glyphs / Talents
Item Level: 685